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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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21.
vol1_p090
vol1_p090 Image #254 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-24-29. East Approach - end of causeway and start of steel girder spans."; Image #256 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-24-29. Typical timber pile falsework footing before being braced. Piles are unusually well lined up."; Image #255 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-23-29. Falsework footings 28 and 29 & Pier 8 beyond - looking east from top of anchor pier 7."; Image #257 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-23-29. Framing timber falsework pile bents."
22.
vol1_p093
vol1_p093 Image #268 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-26-29. Twelve carloads of chords for Cooper River Span. 3 cars per load of 3 - 90 ft. chords."; Image #270 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-26-29. Line of bottom chords - Spans 10, 11, & 12. From top of Pier 10, looking east."; Image #269 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-26-29. 90 ft. Chord sections for Anchor Arm. Lightest chords 15 tons each and heaviest, 36 tons."; Image #271 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-28-29. Looking up the West Approach toward Town Creek Span. Street paved (see #36)."
23.
vol2_p036
vol2_p036 Image #397 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-6-29. Main boom - span Traveler. 100 ft. long c. to c. pins. Taken from near heel looking up towards tip at U12."; Image #403 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-6-29. Setting reinforcing steel - east approach."; Image #404 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-6-29. 4 Ton Gas. Locomotive & dump cars for pouring concrete deck, east approach & causeway."
24.
vol2_p024
vol2_p024 Image #364 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-28-29. East anchor arm (left) - Town Creek Span in distance and west anchor arm (right)."; Image #365 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-29-29. Town Creek Span & west anchor arm of Cooper River Span with U8 U10 just erected."; Image #366 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-29-29. Erecting top chord U8 U10. Span 9. (Patterson)."; Image #367 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-29-29. Erecting U8 U10. Span 9."
25.
vol2_p007
vol2_p007 Image #302 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-9-29. Traveler B at L2, ready to move out to L3. East anchor arm."; Image #304 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-9-29. Field office on bottom chord of deck span 10 - at anchor pier 10."; Image #305 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-9-29. Looking west from traveler B toward traveler A. Town Creek span at left."; Image # 307 (2.75" x 4.5"): " 5-9-29. Erecting falsework bent at L6 - west anchor arm."
26.
vol2_p008
vol2_p008 Image #308 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-9-29. Progress at noon."; Image #309 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-9-29. Falsework bent #29, L6 - west anchor arm. Low tide, 25 ft. of water. 16 plumb piles & 8 batter piles under each column. Max. load = 20 1/2 tons per pile."; Image #310 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-10-29. Traveler A, east side, at L4."; Image #311 (2.75" x 4.5"): " 5-10-29. Looking west from traveler on Cooper River Span, west anchor arm."
27.
vol2_p043
vol2_p043 Image #422 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-11-29. Traveler B (left) at L15 & truss to L16. Traveler A (east side) at L12 and truss to L14."; Image #423 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-12-29. West cantilever arm complete except floor L16 to L17. Eye-bar hangers U17 L17 being erected."; Image #424 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-12-29. Assembling eye-bars U17 L17 to joint L17 (See 420)."; Image #425 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-12-29. Driving 10" pin at U17 with 500lb. overhauling ball - west cantilever arm."
28.
vol2_p038
vol2_p038 Image #405 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-7-29. Erecting stringers - east cantilever."; Image #406 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-8-29. Crane 19. 40 Ton capacity. Working weight about 100 tons."; Image #407 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-8-29. Dummies made up to throw off of top of span as practice drill for life savers."; Image #409 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-8-29. Town Creek Span with advertising sign 13' x 30' in place at center."
29.
vol2_p061
vol2_p061 Image #477 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-21-29. U22 L22 = CL [center line] of span. Closing bottom chord, north truss, in place."; Image #478 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-21-29. Progress."; Image #479 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-22-29. Driving pin in L21 - East (See 476). This pin was later removed so that no shear could be transferred between the two cantilevers."; Image #480 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-22-29. Both closing bottom chords in place, and pins driven, but not yet connected to hangers. See 482."
30.
vol2_p062
vol2_p062 Image #481 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-22-29. Stairs from L16 to U17, east side only."; Image #482 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-22-29. Closing chord L19 L21 east with pin driven at L21. Note how chord is arched and still not connected to hanger at L20. (Gap = 6")."; Image #483 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-24-29. Same as above, after jacking near side down 6 1/8" and far side up 11 13/16", making total vertical movement at pin of 17 15/16". Note hanger being connected - chord is now straight."
31.
vol2_p070
vol2_p070 Image #506 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-30-29. From top of Pier 9, looking west toward Pier 8, 1050 ft. distant. 24 Panels at 43'-9" - count 'em!"; Image #507 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-30-29. The suspended span with travelers under the portal bracing, preparing to remove the jacking chords."; Image #508 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-30-29. Looking west from south side of span, between piers 10 and 11."
32.
vol2_p079
vol2_p079 Image #531 (4.5" x 2.75'): "7-9-29. Lowering the first main engine from the deck of the Cooper River Span to a lighter below. Weight of engine 31 tons, plus rigging. Two sets wire cable falls of 5 parts each, leading off of the two top drums. Clutch out, frictions in, and lowered by foot brakes. Engine running to allow use of clutch if necessary."; Image #532 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-9-29. Same as 531. Note horizontal leads of cable falls, thru snatch blocks, instead of straight up off of drums."; Image #533 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-11-29. Removing rigging, riveting, laying forms, pouring concrete deck, & painting overhead - all at once!"
33.
vol2_p082
vol2_p082 Image #542 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-17-29. Pouring the next to the last section of the concrete deck. Only 3 more panels to go - about 131 ft. Last section of concrete deck poured July 20, 1929, and last section of curb on July21."; Image #543 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-21-29. C.E. Hillyers' concrete plant at the end of the West Approach. Concrete hauled 6700 ft. to center of Cooper River."; Image #544 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-21-29. Reinforcing bar bending machine."
34.
vol2_p084
vol2_p084 Image #549 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-23-29. 12 x 12 Timber caps and blocking removed from the falsework bents."; Image #550 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-25-29. Sling used for pulling piles - six parts of 1 1/4" [diameter] wire cable with overhauling ball at lower end. Photo shows sling just placed around pile, before taking any strain."; Image #522 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-25-29. Office force and timekeepers. E. Neufer, E.L.D., W.R. Drake, Roberts, Bacot, D.W. Graham, Frank."
35.
vol2_p087
vol2_p087 Image #561 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-8-29. Four-masted Belgian Training ship lying at P.U.C. Dock. Masts 185 ft. high."; Image #562 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-8-29. The opening day. First cars going east, coming from Charleston."; Image #562 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-8-29. Free traffic till 4:00 P.M.! Cars now traveling in both directions."; Image #564 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Camera man ready to take movies of the floats parade - 2nd day of bridge opening."
36.
vol2_p088
vol2_p088 Image #565 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Floats parade - second day of the opening celebration."; Image #566 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. P.U.C. float."; Image #567 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Floats parade."; Image #568 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Floats parade - looking east from the toll house."
37.
vol2_p091
vol2_p091 Image #577 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-29-29. Fallen stair tower - ready to be towed in."; Image #578 (4.5" x 2.75"): "8-29-29. The last stair tower, at Pier 7, being removed by tipping it over."; Image #579 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-29-29. Falsework steel burned into scrap lengths 20" x 5'-0". See 523."
38.
vol1_p006
vol1_p006 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Unloading girders from R.R. cars and loading onto trucks on top of viaduct, to be pushed out to traveler by an 8 ton gasoline locomotive (extreme left.) Max-load handled = 97 ft. girder weighing 16 tons up 6% grade. Stiffleg derrick S.O. H383 - Capacity 30 tons. 70 ft. boom."; Image #6 (4.5" x 2.75"): "11-15-28. Rear view of Span Traveler on West Appr. 8 ton Vulcan gasoline locomotive in foreground."
39.
vol1_p011
vol1_p011 Image #22 (2.75" x 4.5"): "12-13-28. Driving Piles for dock at anchor pier #4."; Image #24 (2.75" x 4.5"): "12-23-28. Charleston Approach completed. Looking east toward Town Creek Span."; Image #25 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-1-29. Assembling steel falsework bents preparatory to erection of the west anchor arm - Town Creek Span. Pier 2 at right."
40.
vol1_p030
vol1_p030 Image #83 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-7-29. Material Tower erecting Span Traveler B. Viaduct traveler erecting Span 5D - Drum Island Viaduct."; Image #84 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-7-29. Falsework footings Nos. 4 and 5, east anchor arm - Town Creek."; Image #85 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-7-29. Steel material Tower F067 & F0187. 40 ft. square x 130 ft. high to boom heels. Two 70 ft. boom (30 ton capacity). On dock opposite Pier 4"